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hey hey hey. in our two exclusive interview the syrian president says he won't step down and warns foreign intervention will spark a global disaster. and the austerity protests and happens lead to one prospect of violence so parliament approved a new set of cards to keep greece solvent and in the euro zone. president hu jintao calls on china's new leaders to turn the country into a major naval force as beijing begins a once in a decade communist power transfer. seven pm here in moscow this is artsy coming to you live on the news so now with our top
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story this evening and archie is gaining exclusive access to the syrian president who continues to govern from damascus in defiance of foreign calls to step down. slammed those calls and warned against outside intervention in syria i spoke to our g.'s sophie shevardnadze who interviewed the embattled leader in this capital. who had a chance to speak about fifteen minutes before the interview very educated very down to and definitely not. contrary to what people like people in the media very well informed he feels like i think that this whole thing that's happening is like a cancer that either has to beat or he has to die have it but there is no other way out when we're talking about western leaders telling him to step down i mean it kind of sounds ridiculous because he really has nowhere to go like he would he were to step down where would you go and we asked in that interview you can be
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a serious into it to a piece that interview so if you speak to him about about the push for foreign intervention. prize will be for vision if it's going. to be. before because if you have a problem it's your loss of. property. and coexistence. between have the domain or. the pacific. you know because you know. it's going. to go. through nobody can tell you what's next. did you feel like you were sitting and speaking to a man who was losing power losing control of his country i think is very well aware that he definitely isn't in a position in which he was like two years ago and a half ago or he's not crazy understand like he's still going about his business i
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think it's more about the fact that he knows that he has no choice he has made a choice of having no choice and. he has no other way than to fight till the end and i believe it's not about staying in power for him and i do believe in start about. for his family because these kids still go to public school in damascus and his wife is still there and he told me you know i'm a young man i love sports i love life i could have just picked up and left like been a leader for example you know this is now qaddafi for example and the thing that really mark munoz is how really how much more complicated situation inside syria is that from what we see in the media because i talk to people of this yes the country is divided and even the people who didn't like assad before this conflict started are now so scared that fundamentalists will come to power fundamentalists who are fighting on the side of the free syrian army and syrian people are not about that i mean this is like the only secular are that had
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a lot of different religious groups always living in peace with each other whether it's sunni or shia a wired to or all away. or christians so they're really scared that if the army will for part and then you know you'd have six trimix muslims coming to them and asking them to basically be just like them basically they're targeting also famous people who don't want fundamental fundamentalists in power so it's not just about assad i think people feel like whether he goes or stays. it's only can get worse if it goes because it will get i mean to terror attacks will continue and the fundamentalists will come to a very scared of that. meanwhile fresh clashes have reportedly erupted in northern syria just across its border with turkey and of course placing its forces on higher state of alert and now wants to deploy surface to air missiles from its nato allies amid a new wave of calls for a no fly zone over syria while the escalation of border tension comes as the political leaders of the syrian opposition forge
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a new cabinet which they're keen to present as a government in waiting but the syrian national council met in qatar far from the syrian frontlines were dozens of people reportedly killed on thursday and rebel factions remain split with some refusing to recognize the authority of the s.n.c. expert journey salt says damascus is being provoked from abroad. it's in that country. has a negotiation. touch of missiles along. the syrian coalition and that includes britain france to. syria and. undermine. to negotiation and this can effectively day in.
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syria and then. after. i'm free and. i'm waiting for you but after the fence you know i'm going student by shohreh so i did r t exclusive friday through sunday on r t r t dot com. a new package of billions of euros in cots and austerity measures squeezed through the greek parliament to be met by violent protests outside frustration over the disintegrating economy led to street battles between firebomb wielding demonstrators and riot police armed with tear gas peter all over reports now from athens for the greek people of continue to vent their anger against what they see as unfair all story is being placed upon them by the government told wait in this day evening here in athens we saw those tensions boil over into
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a nother round of violence a crowd of around one hundred thousand people had gathered here it's in fact just in front of the polling building and not to the nasty very quickly we saw police of protesters fights running battles through the square itself in the streets surrounding it. tails thrown rocks throwing the police responding with flash bang grenades and of course the tear gas it's become so synonymous with the violent demonstrations and violent clashes we've seen in athens in recent times now over one hundred just over one hundred people were detained by police the majority of those were released straightaway five people have been arrested involved in last night's violence and also hearing that there were some injuries on both sides both the protesters and to the police well the reason that this took place on wednesday
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evening was because the pall of and just behind me was voting on the latest round of austerity measures now that passed that has been written into greek lloyd by the slimmest of magick. one hundred fifty three m.p.'s voting yes one hundred twenty eight saying no with eighteen stand now what that means for the greek people is they will have to team point five billion euros worth of savings appalled that the savings will take the fall of raising the retirement age going to see some people seeing as much as fifteen percent cut from their pensions they'll also be cuts to wages both in the public sector. the minimum wage is well being cut and there's also going to be new laws that will make it easier for employers to fire employees all of this is. causing great anger in greece they say that this is being dictated to them because they see the team point five billion euros worth of savings was
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demanded of greece by its three main creditors the so-called troika and the reason they demanded that the reason it greece is push this through is because if they didn't they were told they wouldn't get the next round of the bailout money now with if greece doesn't get that money well essentially it's out of the eurozone and it faces an incredibly painful day fault. well piling on bad news for greeks are figures showing unemployment at a record high journalist charlie mcgrath believes the country is spiraling into total chaos. we are the people killing themselves in front of parliament in greece you have people that are losing everything losing a home that don't last think to go i think is going to be you know their sense that they have anybody representing them with so far whatsoever you have this that tyranny of the technocrat majority inside greece hundred fifty three out of three hundred vote more austerity on the people i think it is they continue to lose all hope that they have any control of their own financial destiny whatsoever how can
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it be anything that you don't digress into but potentially civil war the financial health of the country is not going to change for the better intel. they realize that they are in default they're bankrupt and they tell the banks that are holding their debt and the european union and the e.c.b. and the trail that they are going to default this is what happens in the market cap and there their prospects for a return to a healthy economy has to start with them realizing that they are completely and utterly broke and start over from scratch. a look now at some other stories making headlines around the world at least eighteen people have been killed in three separate bomb attacks in afghanistan the deadliest blast was in the southern helmand province when a minibus hit a roadside bomb killing ten civilians including four women and two children
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a second attack killed three policemen and wounded two others in the southern city of kandahar and in the east a military convoy struck a land mine killing five local troops. a prominent human rights activists is back in court today hoping to appeal his three year prison sentence now bill ridge obvious serving time for tweeting and participating in illegal gatherings the country's authorities have recently banned all time and stray sions after nearly two years of clashes between police and pro forma campaigners violence in bahrain has so far killed up to eighty people with thousands being arrested provoking a wave of criticism for rights groups across the globe. four people have been killed and many more wounded in a series of car bomb attacks in iraq the blast hit residential areas in predominantly shia town south of the capital baghdad insurgent attacks often aimed at undermining the shia led government are frequent occurrence as the country
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struggles to find stability after years of foreign occupation. now in just a few minutes heads clash over billions we look at how proposals for the european union new budget is deepening the cracks in the london berlin relations. and china's communist party begins a weeklong change of leadership and made calls to root out corruption and make the state a major power on behi seas that's coming up. recently protests and demonstrations of any kind were banned until further notice and by train a curfew as in you can't go out of your home when the government doesn't want you to has already been in effect in the country since two thousand and eleven many of
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the protests which are now totally forbidden were related to members of the public demanding the release of political prisoners four people were also recently arrested for insulting the king over twitter wow a middle eastern country that has totally shut down any form of protest and hudson down if you tweet about the leadership sounds pretty undemocratic to me i think nato is already fueling up ready to take action some freedom into warm right well not really if nato really cared about spreading democracy you'd think they'd be more consistent with their targets but that's just my opinion. wealthy british style. markets why not. find out what's really happening to the global economy
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with mike's concert for a no holds barred look at the global financial headlines tune into khan's report on r t. c.
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coming up to quarter past the hour here in moscow this is our life a major transfer of power has begun in china the country set to appoint its new tablet leaders next week as part of the communist party congress which is now under way president hu jintao has called on the nation to fight corruption prove its military and keep its economy growing beijing based journalist harry morton reports . president hu jintao begins to hand over the reins of power to the next generation of chinese leaders vice president xi jinping widely expected to become the next head of state now president hu he's going to stand down as general secretary at the end of this week paving the way as i say for she to take over as general secretary and then as head of states in march two thousand and thirteen reform has been a buzzword around this congress it's been mentioned a lot in state media in the build up so you this week and experts and analysts and analysts saying that china if it wants to continue its economic growth its economic
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engine it really needs to start implementing long stalled reforms you speak to people on the streets they're extremely concerned about the economy as well and people around the world generally will also be watching what the new leadership is doing in china of course a growing economic power is now the second biggest economy in the world and also turning into something more of a world superpower. now reports. lighting the flame on the international stage building to new heights on this world. and soaring beyond its limits whether it outer space the arctic outer continental shelf or on your local store shelves china is making its ambitions known let's see this is made in china. made in china. well cheap economic goods have translated into massive profits for china as well as criticism you know this comes amid growing concern that china is
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using its economic clout for political leverage. different. try not is a very promising country i'm sure you can get your top but you i think trying trying less than find the i.m.f. says china could surpass the us economically in real terms by twenty sixteen it may not help the countless chinese who live in poverty but it sure makes rivals nervous china's economic clout has grown it is now the second largest economy in the world it's the second largest manufacturing exporter in the rimini the trainees currency is playing an increasingly important role in the world economy so there is a shift in relative economic might in the world that might has been threatened by the economic slowdown and it will be up to china's new leaders to try to reverse the trend for now they seem to be getting their way china is inching into europe to snap up ailing businesses this french vineyard is just one of the
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casualties. but that these people they come here in the buy learn just like to buy it but castle and jewelry on iran u.s. sanctions against oil trading with the islamic republic don't apply when you're america's largest banker. in africa china is using cash to buy clout beating western rivals in the race to exploit the continent's vast resources in its efforts to buy influence through investments have been met with an intense public backlash and countries like pakistan and building infrastructure instead of military bases has made china the preferred superpower among locals. born into feel ok and other countries that does not like. it or that like america or interfere and i do that and there. still it has abandoned its military the country's new leaders are expected to continue to pour billions into its defense
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budget the second largest in the world this may worry pentagon planners and beijing's asian neighbors but so far china's economic might has proven more powerful than this or the other two nations which are fighting in the world what is america what is china so america is using which is what and that is a lot of losses and china is using up peacefully and civilized the it is not lost and if the strategy is working why change it chinese leaders understand the even portions of soft power. and yet understand. to some extent it's mated a certain to be studied if not to be followed completely for now a growing red dragon means that china's version of a new world order is here to stay you seek out r.t. moscow. is expert ten below believes that china's modest military spending compared
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to the world's biggest economy in the u.s. is among the country's main advantages. because not only great change in policy. may be tactical changes. next year china is catching up it's returning new ways to position and head up to the eighteenth century not really. it's military expanded has been going up it has been going up in sync with the economy so the proportion of. that is spent on us military is about two percent something like that and that is half the american can spend. much more than anyone else on that they have about forty two percent expenditure. as a percentage of their g.d.p. it twice out of china their military expenditures change signs that china. wants
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china is necessarily increasing its military power as one might expect it's not doing it just proportionately and so there is offensive to like growth in military military capability. the ruling party gathers to select the next generation. or two door to door kong. london remains worlds apart from the paymaster on the debated seven year budget after crunch jonang st talks with the german counterpart the british prime minister reaffirmed he would not accept any proposed hike in spending here's sarah firth with a deeper look at britain's why did the rift with europe and the support first split at home. prime minister david cameron and german chancellor angela merkel are probably feeling pretty food today after the downing street dinner last night on
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the menu is mushroom and spinach tart venison finished off with a traditional german pitting beneath the smiles and the friendly handshake you can imagine that probably have been quite dinner conversation in the surface of it the german chancellor is here to discuss with the prime minister the upcoming budget meeting that will be taking place in brussels but of course there are a much bigger. stake most importantly the discussion about britain's position within the european union itself now the end of their meeting bayside says said that they were on the same end of the spectrum but is that really the story because of course some recent weeks here in britain we've seen the talk of a possible referendum in or out referendum to whether britain should remain within the european union really kicking up again you wouldn't have been the one to want to break that needs to anglo american she doesn't look like a woman in the stuff is food gladly unfortunately the prime minister hasn't looked
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like the strongest leader in recent weeks we feel that humiliating defeat in the house of commons with tory backbenches calling for real time cuts to the budget now we know when these meetings take place britain is going to be asked to contribute even more to the point there's going to be for. tough negotiating taking place what you have here at the moment very much is a big perception problem when it comes to the european union at a time of austerity in the midst of a double dip recession many british people feel that for the european union to be asking for even more money is simply on reasonable and you seen a very very strong reaction to that has so in the coming weeks ahead of that budget meeting the topic of britain's role within the european union itself is very much going to be on the top of the menu. in our g dot com right now for you taking responsibility suspected whistleblower bradley manning might plead guilty to
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supplying wiki leaks classified material go online to find out the conditions of a possible deal. also work for russia's on guard artists to be candid into a new record at a christie's sale in new york blog on line dot com and find out how much me. while barack obama celebrates his presidential victory there is a look warm reaction from washington's top ally in the mideast israelis openly backed obama's rival mitt romney during the campaign and many are disappointed that the democrats at the democrats' reelection i should say it could lead to an unprecedented rift in u.s. israeli relations as our poll of your reports. from this. to this it was never a secret is really prime minister wanted in the white house he often public spats between his government and the obama administration of a palestinian peace talks and iran's nuclear program did nothing to advance
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american israeli relations and only a mosque the two leaders personal dislike for each other. both want to succeed. i think it's not it's not i mean surmountable shows will not only zero to fix the relationship but he has some fixing to do relations between the two countries are at an all time low and most of his radio americans were also hedging their bets on the republican candidate of the roughly eighty thousand voters from israel four in five voted for me these few got up early to watch the results obama can be harsh because this truth is real because he doesn't have to worry about reelection anymore and the time we are all has to do with obama's tells in many aspects because israel is dependent on america for allies and for supports in the war and we are. the pressing issue now is what is
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a bomb is victory mean for israel's foreign policy after all netanyahu saw in mommy and i someone he agreed with on most issues including what to him is the most urgent stopping iran's nuclear program netanyahu is trying to convince the world to strike iran a position that until now obama has not supported the question is will israel go it alone in order to destroy completely destroy iran's nuclear weapons capability i think you need. many many strikes over an extended period of time only one country in the world that is capable of doing it. and i don't think they will do it this is the united states of america and without u.s. backing netanyahu is in a corner with the risk to strike back down from his warmongering neither position it puts him in a good light netanyahu took a gamble by so openly favoring romney welcoming him in israel during the election
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campaign and appearing in republican campaign ads that roll of the dice could now backfire as these radio elections quickly approach and a ten year himself will be fighting for another term in office. r.t. . two said i'm. coming up after the break abby martin destroy stereotypes and that breaking the set go away. on the march under guard these men and women are walking one of the longest and probably the loneliest road in the world they're reacting march into exile made by thousands of czarist russia. if i was here three hundred years ago i may have disappeared my local lord may have deserted from the army or a variety of other crimes the result was the same what my fellow prisoners around
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me i've got a long and very cold walk ahead into exile in siberia yet it took them years to get their summers and winters entire years a lot of people died on the way this group in the western siberian region of omsk discovered they're living on the only surviving stretch of the original nine thousand kilometers of the siberian exiles track that's had no modern changes made to it yevgeny discovered that he's descended from some of these exiles and decided to build a museum telling the story he and his re-enact is now receiving to us from all over the world to show them what it was like what the story is going to is that it's scary to put the shackles on of course but it's interesting if we don't remember our history we will have no future. it's a monument to one of the restructures cruelest chapters. the city serves as the capital of anticommunist white russian leader admiral culture in the civil war from
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one thousand nine hundred to nine hundred nineteen lost and residents who lived here though the study of the man like the maintenance of this building has remained a taboo right up until the present day. we still receive hate mail saying that he hanged a lot of people and was famous for severe. it's all true but it was at a time of civil war both sides were monstrously cruel it is sadly the theme of cruelty which links so much of history to the rest of russia's particularly of exile where they were not a criminal. here is mitt romney trying to figure out of that thing that we americans call. i don't know.


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